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  • Archbishop to Pelosi, critics: No, I won’t drop March for Marriage

    06/16/2014 9:00:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-16-14 | Ben Johnson
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has responded that, despite criticism from political leaders in his home state, he will attend the March for Marriage this week, because his position requires him to act as a defender of the Catholic faith. In a letter released today, Cordileone wrote that he is required “as a bishop, to proclaim the truth—the whole truth—about the human person and God’s will for our flourishing ... especially the truth about marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife,” Cordileone wrote. “That is what I will be doing on June 19th.” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Political figures...
  • Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass

    05/10/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/14 | kelly
    Church officials say they will “combat evil” by hosting a positive worship service to counter a Harvard group’s Satanic mass planned for Monday evening. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will host a Eucharistic procession from MIT to a nearby church for an hour of prayer, The Boston Globe reports. The religious procession will end up at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, just a 10-minutes walk from the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is set to hold a “black mass.” A black mass is a ritual performed as a parody of the...
  • A Lefty Archbishop who's generous with YOUR money not his flock's.

    02/17/2014 3:56:33 AM PST · by managusta · 3 replies
    The Mail ^ | 16 February 2014 | DOMINIC LAWSON:
    Those in authority become weary of perpetual demands for cash from worthy causes. They include the Head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols. So you would think Nichols might understand why the Coalition government, which is faced with a public sector net debt of over £1.2 trillion, has been pressing ahead with its plans to reform and if possible reduce the welfare bill. Not a bit of it: in an interview over the weekend, marking the Vatican’s announcement that he was to be made a cardinal, Nichols, while accepting the need for savings, said it...
  • Archbishop: ‘The More That Gov’t Mandates Evil Actions, The More Likely Civil Disobedience Becomes’

    02/14/2014 5:52:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 14, 2014 - 1:59 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Calling the Obama administration “the most tone deaf to religious liberty issues in recent memory,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput warned that religious freedom in the U.S. is “at risk,” and that “the more government mandates evil action, the more likely civil disobedience becomes.” Last February, Chaput urged his fellow prelates to take the “right action…whatever the cost” regarding the Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate, which requires nearly all insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act to pay for sterilization, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs. …
  • ‘Some in church may be homophobic’ (Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Ireland)

    02/09/2014 6:36:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 09 February 2014
    The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Diarmuid Martin, has said that some people in the Catholic Church may be homophobic. The teaching of the church could be used “in a homophobic way”, he told RTE. He said that the Church had to be very careful that this was not done in the forthcoming debate on the same-sex referendum. […] “Anyone who grew up in Ireland would have told jokes that were pointed at the gay community; at Travelers; it is part of the culture we grew up in, but we have to grow out of it,” he said. He said church...
  • ‘You cannot be consistently pro-life without being pro-marriage’: Archbishop at Walk for Life Mass

    01/28/2014 3:28:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1-27-14 | Dustin Siggins
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a Mass held just hours before the 10th annual West Coast Walk for Life, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone praised young pro-life activists, but asked them to “look around and notice those who are your elders here in this church.” “They are the first generation of pro-lifers,” said Cordileone. “It is no understatement to say to you, my beloved young people, that you are here because of them.” Standing in front of at least 3,500 pro-life activists at St. Mary's Cathedral, the Archbishop compared today's pro-life efforts to those of 40...
  • Archbishop Welby: No Sacrifice too Great to Obey Christ’s Call to Unity

    11/04/2013 6:37:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 11/1/13
    (Vatican Radio) The head of the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, said he hopes to “produce a few surprises” with Pope Francis in terms of ecumenical relations between the two churches, but declined to disclose any details. The archbishop made the comment in an interview with Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen at the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, currently underway in Busan, South Korea. Listen to the full interview: RealAudio MP3He also reflected on the challenges and concessions that need to be made for the sake of Christian unity. The longer Christians “exist in different...
  • Alexander K. Sample installed as Portland's 11th archbishop

    04/02/2013 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | April 2, 2013 | Nancy Haught
    Alexander K. Sample installed as Portland's 11th archbishop Archbishop Sample's Installation Mass held at Chiles Center Today, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample was installed as the eleventh Archbishop of Portland in Oregon at the Chiles Center. He was appointed on January 29th, 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI.  By Nancy Haught, The Oregonian   on April 02, 2013 at 2:25 PM, updated April 02, 2013 at 6:28 PM     Enlarge Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian April 2, 2013 - The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample was installed as the Archdiocese of Portland's 11th archbishop Tuesday afternoon at the Chiles Center at the...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Says Anglican Church Wounded, Not Dead

    12/25/2012 3:21:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/25/12
    LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the Church of England on Tuesday said a vote last month that struck down proposals to allow women to become bishops had been "deeply painful", but that Christianity was still relevant in Britain despite falling numbers of believers. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who leads the global 80-million-strong Anglican Communion, said in his Christmas day sermon that the answer to the question of whether Christianity had "had its day" was a "resounding no". The Church of England narrowly voted against allowing women bishops last month - to the dismay of Williams and Prime Minister...
  • Archbishop (gently) corrects pope on Arab Spring [BXVI: "the Arab Spring is a positive thing."]

    09/16/2012 8:02:01 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Sep. 15, 2012 | JOHN L. ALLEN JR.
    It’s not often during a papal trip that a Catholic bishop and one of the pope’s official hosts actually corrects the boss, or at least strikes a slightly different note, but it happened Saturday night to Benedict XVI in Lebanon vis-ŕ-vis the most important movement in this part of the world, the “Arab Spring.” Last night, Benedict visited the headquarters of the Maronite church, by far the largest of the seven Catholic churches in the country, to celebrate a youth rally that drew an estimated 20,000 young Lebanese, mostly Catholics but with some Muslims in the crowd as well. Prior...
  • Archbishop Chaput and the U.S. Bishops are challenging us: How shall we respond?

    07/07/2012 6:57:23 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 7, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In a homily delivered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception that brought the U.S. bishops' "fortnight for freedom" to a close, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput stressed that defending religious liberty is part of the bigger struggle to "convert our own hearts" and to "live for God completely." See here. This struggle to convert our own hearts and to live for God completely encompasses a battle against Satan and his demonic forces. Satan does not want the follower of Jesus to live in peace and harmony. He wants to seduce the followers of the Lord away...
  • Archbishop Loris Capovilla has "reservations" about Fatima and Marian devotion in general

    05/12/2012 10:48:55 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 32 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 12, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    All around us there are signs in abundance that the Apostasy is spreading. Parishes are emptying, more and more Catholics who have remained are approving of same-sex "marriage" and other forms of dissent. Preparation for the Reign of Antichrist is in full swing. Does this trouble Archbishop Loris Capovilla? One would wonder. For instead of addressing the myriad evils of our time, the Archbishop has chosen to address something which does concern him: the Fatima apparition and Marian devotion in general. As noted here, Archbishop Capovilla has "reservations" about Fatima and what he refers to as "excessive focus on Marian...
  • Warning: "You are making a lot of very powerful people very angry."

    03/25/2012 11:02:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies · 1+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 25, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Sunday, March 25, 2012Blog comment: "...you are making a lot of potentially very powerful people very, very angry." In one of his last homilies, Archbishop Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, said: "A preaching that does not point out sin is not the preaching of the gospel. A preaching that makes sinners feel good so that they become entrenched in their sinful state, betrays the gospel's call. A preaching that does not discomfit sinners but lulls them in their sin leaves Zebulun and Naphtali in the shadow of death. A preaching that awakens, a preaching that enlightens --...
  • Archbishop Vincent Nichols continues to tolerate dissent from Terence Weldon

    03/23/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Terence Weldon, the radical homosexual activist who authors the "Queering the Church" Blog and who serves as an Extraordinary Minister at the infamous Soho Masses in England - the same disturbed individual who has blasphemously suggested that Our Lord Jesus had a homosexual inclination - is once again challenging the authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church regarding the homosexual inclination. He writes, "In the CDF Hallowe’en Letter [here he is sarcastically and irreverently refering to the October 1, 1986 document entitled "Letter on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons" published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith], possibly...
  • Leading Obama critic named archbishop of Baltimore

    03/20/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/20/12 | Alex Dominguez
    Baltimore - The leading voice of Roman Catholic bishops opposing a contraception mandate in the Obama administration's health care law was named Tuesday as the 16th archbishop of Baltimore, the nation's first diocese. Bishop William E. Lori, 60, comes from the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., and has testified before Congress several times in the past few months on a proposed measure to make religious employers cover contraception for their employees. The White House later backed off the rule, making insurers pay for the coverage, though many critics are still not satisfied. In one instance
  • Exit the Archbishop (A look back at the tenure of retiring Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams)

    03/19/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/19/2012 | John O'Sullivan
    The first thing to be said about Dr. Rowan Williams is that he is by common consent a subtle theologian, a sensitive pastoral priest, and a genuinely good and holy man, because a great many less flattering things will be said about him in the next few months, some of them further down this column. Dr. Williams announced last Friday that he intended to resign at the end of the year as Archbishop of Canterbury and therefore as spiritual leader of the Church of England and, by extension, of the 77 million–strong Anglican Communion around the world. His announcement came...
  • Bay Area Catholic clerics join contraception fray

    02/09/2012 7:09:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2-9-12 | Joe Garofoli
    San Francisco's Catholic archbishop has jumped into the latest national culture war, blasting the Obama administration's controversial requirement that employers - including Catholic hospitals, universities and institutions - provide birth control and other contraceptive services as part of their health care insurance plans. While the rule is not scheduled to take effect fully until August 2013, that isn't stopping partisans from leaping into battle positions in this election year. The issue is reopening the nation's cultural divide at time when voters care most about the perilous economy. The battle is over how to frame this issue - as an example...
  • Archbishop to U.S. Troops: Obamacare Reg ‘Blow to a Freedom You Have Fought

    02/06/2012 4:42:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/6/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who leads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, wrote a letter to be read at all Sunday Masses for U.S. military personnel around the world that said that a regulation issued by the Obama Administration under the new federal health care law was “a blow” to a freedom that U.S. troops have not only fought to defend but for which some have recently died in battle. “It is a blow to a freedom that you have fought to defend and for which you have seen your buddies fall in battle,” the archbishop wrote.
  • Dolan’s elevation to cardinal continues his rise

    01/07/2012 11:27:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 1-6New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan speaks to the media after celebrating Mass at Saint Patrick’-12 | Annysa Johnson
    Friday's announcement that New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan will be elevated to cardinal in February reflects his growing prominence in the American Catholic Church, and near meteoric rise since leaving the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2009. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is one of just two U.S. prelates on a list of 22 new cardinals announced by Pope Benedict XVI after a special Epiphany Mass closing the Church's Christmas celebrations. The cardinals serve as the pope's key advisers and elect his successor. The elevation of the 61-year-old prelate, though not unexpected, follows a number of significant...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Let’s face it, Jesus would be part of the Occupy movement

    12/07/2011 7:33:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2011 | Allahpundit
    Really? Didn’t Jesus have a job?Blessed are they who took out $150,000 in student loans to get a degree in Marxist Semiotics. In a British magazine, the leader of the world’s 78 million Anglicans worldwide insisted that Jesus would be “there, sharing the risks, not just taking sides.”…In his article written for the Christmas edition of the Radio Times magazine, the archbishop said Jesus was “constantly asking awkward questions” in the Bible.In the St. Paul’s encampment, Williams added, Jesus would be “steadily changing the entire atmosphere by the questions that he asked of everybody involved — rich and poor, capitalist...
  • ‘Atheism is cool,’ says Archbishop of Canterbury (why church finds it hard to convey its message)

    09/28/2011 1:36:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/28/2011 | Hemant Mehta
    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams thinks “atheism is cool” and that’s made it difficult for his church to convey its message. Well, he’s right that there’s been a recent surge in the popularity of atheism, but that’s not the reason the church isn’t growing. Think back to the “cool” people you know in high school. They were the ones willing to say what no one else was saying, the people who always maintained a certain level of confidence, the people who didn’t care what you thought because it just didn’t matter. That’s the position a lot of young atheists are...
  • Abp. Dolan to Obama: Cease Attacks on Marriage or Risk “National Conflict…of Enormous Proportions”

    09/22/2011 11:08:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | September 22, 2011 | Thomas Peters
    Wow. This definitely represents a significant escalation of tone and includes the threat of consequences if the Obama administration does not, as this letter from Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the President calls for, “push the reset button” on their multipronged efforts to undermine marriage and treat Catholics who believe in marriage as bigots.Abp. Dolan is careful to point out that his opinion represents the view of the bishops conference: The Justice Department‟s move [to undermine DOMA], in addition to other troubling federal decisions occurring recently, prompts me yet again to register my grave concerns. The content of this letter reflects...
  • Anglican spiritual head Archbishop Rowan Williams to resign next year

    09/12/2011 1:28:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 2011 | Reuters
    The spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, will resign his position next year almost a decade before he is due to retire in order to return to academic life, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Williams, 61, who has worked hard to prevent the worldwide Anglican community from splitting over the ordination of women and gay bishops, may take up a senior post at Cambridge University, the Sunday Telegraph said. ...Williams has regularly come under fire for his outspoken comments, most recently making headlines in June with an attack on the British government’s deficit-cutting austerity programme....
  • Archbishop: MSM can’t be trusted on matters of faith ("Media tends to be lazy and bias")

    08/25/2011 2:12:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Christians (and presumably non-Christians, too!) “make a very serious mistake” if they turn to news outlets like The New York Times, Newsweek, CNN and MSNBC for “reliable news about religion,” the incoming bishop of Philadelphia told a crowd of young people in Spain last week. LifeSiteNews reports: “Being uninformed about the world and its problems and issues is a sin against our vocation as disciple[s],” Archbishop Charles Chaput told his audience during a special World Youth Day session in Madrid. And yet, he went on to note, the Christian believer is faced with a unique challenge in finding accurate sources...
  • Archbishop: MSNBC, CNN, New York Times ‘Untrustworthy’ When it Comes to Religion

    08/20/2011 12:32:50 AM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies
    the blaze ^ | 08-19-2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The news outlets CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and Newsweek have come under fire by Philadelphia’s incoming Archbishop, for a lack of “trustworthiness” where matters of religious faith are concerned. According to Archbishop Charles Chaput, the media do not “provide trustworthy information about religious faith. ” His comments were made Wednesday during an address on religious freedom before some 10,000 pilgrims at the Catholic World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain. Archbishop Chaput told the group of young faith-goers, “in the United States, our battles over abortion, family life, same-sex ‘marriage,’ and other sensitive issues have led to ferocious public...
  • Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations

    05/20/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Staff
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a "radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary" and that in the course of his broadcast would "also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory." Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that "something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have...
  • Killing of Unarmed bin Laden Leaves Anglican Head 'Uncomfortable'

    05/08/2011 9:03:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/05/2011 | Karen Peake
    The spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion admitted on Thursday that he felt “very uncomfortable” with the killing of Osama bin Laden when he was unarmed. Contrary to initial reports that bin Laden had engaged in a 40-minute gun fight with U.S. Navy Seals, it emerged on Wednesday that the al-Qaida leader had been unarmed when he was shot dead in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Sunday. Answering a question about the killing at a press briefing, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams also criticized conflicting reports coming from the White House about the events surrounding bin Laden’s death....
  • Osama bin Laden dead: Archbishop of Canterbury criticises White House.

    05/05/2011 6:20:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/05/2011 | Tim Ross
    Dr Rowan Williams warned that the shooting dead of the unarmed al-Qaeda leader meant justice was not "seen to be done". The differing accounts of the American special forces' operation which have emerged from the White House since Monday "have not helped", he said. At a press conference at Lambeth Palace, The Daily Telegraph asked Dr Williams whether he thought the US had been right to kill bin Laden. After declining to respond initially, he later replied: “I think the killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling, because it doesn’t look as if...
  • Pope Benedict says migrants have duty to integrate

    10/27/2010 2:03:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | October 26, 2010
    Pope Benedict has called on immigrants to respect the laws and national identity of their host countries. He said that every country had the right to regulate the flow of migration and immigrants had a duty to integrate.The Pope's comments are likely to add to the Europe-wide debate about integration of foreigners.The Vatican traditionally identifies with migrants and refugees and recently criticised France for deporting 1,000 Roma (gypsies) to Romania and Bulgaria.During the summer, about 200 camps were dismantled.The policy aroused a sharp response from the EU and prompted the Pope to tell French pilgrims they should "accept legitimate human...
  • Archbishop Dolan Slams New York Times for Bias

    10/25/2010 8:59:12 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/23/2010 | Don Weil
    New York City Archbishop Anthony Dolan offers scathing criticism of The New York Times for its positive reviews of a play and art exhibit that he says are offensive to Catholics. The art exhibit, showing in Cambridge, Mass., includes a poster showing the late Cardinal John O'Connor next to a condom. The exhibit was created by AIDS advocacy group ACT UP. The play, "The Divine Sister," is a comedy about nuns that is playing in New York City.
  • An Interview with Archbishop José H. Gomez

    04/07/2010 8:34:37 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 5 replies · 276+ views
    Catholicexchange.com ^ | April 7, 2010, 12:02 am | Louie Verrecchio
    Blessing for the City of Angels At the USCCB Fall Meeting in Baltimore in November of 2008, I had the privilege of sitting down for a brief conversation with the man that Pope Benedict XVI recently named as Coadjutor and the next Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Most Reverend José H. Gomez, S.T.D. As I made arrangements for the interview that afternoon, I’ll never forget what the USCCB Media Relations staffer said to me just before His Excellency and I sat down, “Be nice to Archbishop Gomez, he’s my friend!” I soon got a sense for why this...
  • El Tiempo Ha Venido -- Reports: (Archbishop) Gomez Up to LA (Catholic Caucus)

    04/05/2010 9:17:23 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 477+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | 4/5/2010 | Rocco Palmo
    ...New Advent's Kevin Knight cites unnamed sources to report tonight that, in his pontificate's most significant move on these shores, Pope Benedict will name Jose Gomez, 58, archbishop of San Antonio since February 2005, as coadjutor-archbishop of Los Angeles. In the process, the native of Mexico -- the lone American bishop professed as a numerary (full member) of Opus Dei -- will make history, becoming the first Hispanic prelate placed in line for a Stateside red hat. The appointment would bring to a close several months' worth of intense consultation and speculation since word of Cardinal Roger Mahony's request for...
  • Los Angeles Getting a New Archbishop (Part 2)

    02/02/2010 10:28:28 AM PST · by Mighty_Quinn · 1 replies · 175+ views
    www.TheSacredPage.com ^ | 1/30/10 | Michael Barber
    On Saturday Rocco Palmo announced on his blog that he has learned that the terma, the final three names submitted to Pope Benedict for the job of Shepherd of Los Angeles, includes both Hispanic and Anglo candidates. Palmo writes: "again, the demographics of the archdiocese are an immense consideration here, but so is the skill-set of a candidate given the Holy See's assessment of the place" ("Back Page" live discussion, posted at 10:27). In the last post, I looked at the Hispanic bishops most frequently named in connection with this story. But what if it's not a Hispanic? Obviously, if,...
  • Los Angeles Getting a New Archbishop (Part 1)

    01/30/2010 10:23:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies · 1,148+ views
    SacredPage.com ^ | January 29, 2009 | Michae Barber
    Friday, January 29, 2010 Los Angeles Getting a New Archbishop (Part 1) Catholic blogger Thomas Peters over at the American Papist has been posting (here, here, and here) that a coadjuter bishop has been appointed for Los Angeles. Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia has confirmed that something is imminent, reporting that the news will come around the cardinal's 74th birthday, February 27th. The coadjuter would of course become Cardinal Mahony's successor (for more on what Church law says about coadjutor bishops go here). That an appointment has already been made was denied by the official diocesan spokesman, but...
  • Archbishop says voice of world's poor is vital to strong climate deal[Mega Barf Alert]

    12/13/2009 3:24:39 PM PST · by Jonah Johansen · 13 replies · 423+ views
    Chrisitan Today ^ | December 13, 2009 | Chrisitan Today(not Chrisitanity Today)
    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has told an indigenous Ecuadorean farmer that her voice and the voices of the world’s poor are critical to achieving a strong climate deal for the most vulnerable communities. Fabiola Quishpe, 42, who spends much of her time farming the land in her rural village high in the Ecuadorean Andes, is attending the pivotal Copenhagen summit as part of international development charity Progressio’s delegation. ...Fabiola told Dr Williams how her small community is working to protect the Andean grasslands and striving to live in harmony with nature ..."But they have the most to...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Is No James T. Kirk

    11/19/2009 7:48:28 AM PST · by marcbold · 3 replies · 317+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 11-19-09 | Patrick Archbold
    Just in the nick of time we see some real leadership from the Archbishop of Canterbury. No no, he isn't doing anything crazy to save the Anglican communion like embracing orthodoxy or anything. Canterbury leads us in a different direction, off a cliff. Rowan Williams has come out strongly in favor of the doctrine of higher taxes. Further, he gives us the source of this divinely inspired revelation, Big Brother 11. [Telegraph]Dr Rowan Williams said that taxation should not be seen as a way of stifling business or redistributing wealth but helping to make the world a better place in...
  • Archbishop Niederauer to be Mocked by Homosexuals for His Support of Marriage

    06/24/2009 4:35:48 AM PDT · by tcg · 19 replies · 933+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/24/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Readers of Catholic Online are familiar with the group which calls itself the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.” They claim international membership. One of their most active chapters is located in San Francisco, California. They summarize their mission as “Defining San Francisco Values Since 1979” on their outlandish San Francisco web site. In an editorial in 2007 entitled “Scandal in San Francisco”, I wrote an account of their sacrilegious activities during Holy Mass on October 7, 2007 at the Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco, California. They hate the Catholic Church because she stands for the truth concerning the dignity...
  • St. Louis region gets new Catholic archbishop

    06/10/2009 7:58:03 AM PDT · by bdeaner · 3 replies · 319+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/10/09 | Betsy Taylor
    Roman Catholics from near and far will gather in St. Louis to mark the installation of Archbishop Robert Carlson. An elaborate Mass to mark his beginning as archbishop of the St. Louis Archdiocese will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral Basilica. He'll lead a region with nearly half a million Catholics. Carlson says he will be firm on church teaching, but he believes in dialogue - even with those he may disagree with. He says without that communication, it's impossible to get someone else's point of view. The 64-year-old most recently served as the bishop of the...
  • Strange but true: Archbishop to bless 100-ton subway drill

    05/02/2009 11:18:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 491+ views
    amny ^ | Heather Haddon
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan hasn’t wasted time getting his hands dirty. In his first two weeks on the job, the city's Roman Catholic leader has toured the World Trade Center site. He threw out a pitch for the Mets and noshed on city hot dogs. Now, he’s getting close to a 100-ton boring machine. Dolan will bless the drill used to dig the $2.1 billion extension of the No. 7 line Friday, MTA officials announced. Sandhogs now cutting the 7,100-foot twin tunnels flowing west from Times Square requested Dolan’s grace. Priests have blessed the subway drills over the years,...
  • Michigan Bishop Robert J. Carlson named new St. Louis Archbishop

    04/21/2009 5:36:16 AM PDT · by Fast Ed97 · 13 replies · 895+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | April 21, 2009 | Tim Townsend
    Pope Benedict XVI has named a Midwesterner — though one with no local roots — as the next Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Louis. The 64-year-old archbishop-elect, Bishop Robert J. Carlson, has led the Saginaw, Mich. diocese since 2005. He will be the 10th ordinary, or leader, of St. Louis Catholics since 1827. Carlson, a veteran administrator with 25 years’ experience leading dioceses, succeeds Archbishop Raymond Burke, whose four-and-a-half year tenure as St. Louis Catholic leader ended in June when the pope named him to lead the Vatican’ s supreme court. Like Burke, Carlson is trained as a canon, or...
  • Archbishop Dolan's Homily (Mass Of Installation)

    04/18/2009 5:45:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 3 replies · 499+ views
    Archdiocese Of New York ^ | April 15, 2009 | Archbishop Timothy Dolan
    AMDG Installation Homily JMJ "This is the day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad! Alleluia!""He has risen as He said, alleluia! alleluia!""Jesus Christ yesterday and today, the beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega.All time belongs to Himand all the ages, to Him be glory and power! Amen!"You are all so very welcome here, in this "Cathedral of suitable magnificence," as Archbishop John Hughes, whose cross I wear today, termed it, that has been such a warm, embracing spiritual home for untold millions. Thank you, thank you all for so personally supporting me as I begin...
  • Denver archbishop warns against ‘spirit of adulation’ surrounding Obama

    02/25/2009 8:09:08 AM PST · by utahson · 10 replies · 542+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Feb 23, 2009
    Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke about how Catholics should live out their faith in the public square. He warned that in the U.S., Catholics need to act on their faith and be on guard against "a spirit of adulation bordering on servility" that exists towards the Obama administration. But whatever his strengths, there’s no way to reinvent his record on abortion and related issues with rosy marketing about unity, hope and change. But as Catholics, we at least need to be honest with ourselves and each other about the political facts we start with." According to the archbishop, the political situation...
  • How old is the earth?

    02/21/2009 6:03:46 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 372 replies · 4,350+ views
    AiG ^ | Bodie Hodge
    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). The question of the age of the earth has produced heated discussions on debate boards, classrooms, TV, radio, and in many churches, Christian colleges, and seminaries. The primary sides are: *Young earth proponents (biblical age of the earth and universe of about 6,000 years)1 *Old earth proponents (secular age of the earth of about 4.5 billion years and a universe about 14 billion years old)2 The difference is immense! Let’s give a little history of where these two basic calculations came from and which worldview is more reasonable...
  • Vatican watcher: Pope has chosen Archbishop Timothy Dolan for New York

    02/13/2009 1:52:45 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 1,256+ views
    CNA ^ | February 13, 2009
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan Rome, Italy, Feb 13, 2009 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- The eagerly anticipated appointment of the new Archbishop of New York appears to be just around the corner. The well-connected Italian journalist Paolo Rodari, who writes for Il Reformista, is reporting that Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee will soon be announced as the new head of the most important U.S. diocese.Church watchers have been itching to hear who will replace Cardinal Edward Egan for almost two years and as Rodari reports, "the announcement should arrive shortly."Rumors have been circulating with increasing frequency over the past several weeks,...
  • (British) Poll reveals public doubts over Charles Darwin's theory of evolution

    02/03/2009 4:17:18 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 137 replies · 1,412+ views
    Telegraph ^ | January 31, 2009 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Poll reveals public doubts over Charles Darwin's theory of evolution Belief in creationism is widespread in Britain, according to a new survey. ... More than half of the public believe that the theory of evolution cannot explain the full complexity of life on Earth, and a "designer" must have lent a hand, the findings suggest. And one in three believe that God created the world within the past 10,000 years. The survey, by respected polling firm ComRes, will fuel the debate around evolution and creationism ahead of next week's 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin...
  • Black Pope could follow Barack Obama's election, says US archbishop

    11/06/2008 9:12:13 AM PST · by BGHater · 84 replies · 2,984+ views
    Times Online ^ | 06 Nov 2008 | Richard Owen
    The election of Barack Obama as the first African-American US President could pave the way for the election of the first black Pope, according to a leading black American Catholic. Wilton Daniel Gregory, 60, the Archbishop of Atlanta, said that in the past Pope Benedict XVI had himself suggested that the election of a black pontiff would "send a splendid signal to the world" about the universal Church. Archbishop Gregory, who in 2001 became the first African American to head the US Bishops Conference, serving for three years, said that the election of Mr Obama was "a great step forward...
  • Oregon Archbishop Criticizes Catholic Governor for Hosting Pro-Abortion Event

    10/03/2008 3:49:01 PM PDT · by topher · 7 replies · 467+ views
    Life Site News -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | Wednesday October 1, 2008 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday October 1, 2008 Oregon Archbishop Criticizes Catholic Governor for Hosting Pro-Abortion Event By Kathleen GilbertPORTLAND, October 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Portland Archbishop John Vlazny has criticized Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski of Oregon for bringing scandal to fellow Catholics by hosting an abortion rights fundraiser only two days before Portland's annual "Respect Life" Mass.  Kulongoski and his wife, both professed Catholics, are the honorary hosts of a two-day fundraiser for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon."This is a source of embarrassment for our church and a scandal for the Catholic community," Vlazny said in a statement. "For a Catholic governor to host...
  • Anglican archbishop comes under fire for homily at Lourdes [Ecumenical]

    09/24/2008 4:03:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 72 replies · 863+ views
    CNS ^ | September 24, 2008 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, England, has come under fire for his homily during a pilgrimage to the Marian sanctuaries in Lourdes, France. Archbishop Williams, leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, said in a homily during a Sept. 24 international Mass at Lourdes that when Mary appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 "she came at first as an anonymous figure, a beautiful lady, a mysterious thing, not yet identified as the Lord's spotless mother. "And Bernadette -- uneducated, uninstructed in doctrine -- leaped with joy, recognizing that here was life, here was healing," he said....
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Middle East Christians suffering because of American global project

    04/17/2008 6:19:17 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 31 replies · 86+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 17th April 2008 | Staff
    Christians in the Middle East are facing persecution because of British and American foreign policy, the Archbishop of Canterbury will claim today. Dr Rowan Williams will say that many Christians have been forced to flee their homes in the Holy Land because of 'appalling pressure' from extremist Islamic groups. And he will warn that historic communities risk becoming mere 'museum pieces' in the 'theme park' Middle East because of the military policies of the West. During an appearance in London yesterday, he said there was a risk that the region could become a "monochrome" area dominated by an "unfriendly" form...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop Faraj Rahho is Found Dead

    03/13/2008 10:44:30 AM PDT · by tcg · 47 replies · 2,099+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/13/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The beloved Archbishop of Mosul,Iraq was found dead, another True Martyr in Iraq.Catholic Online pledges our prayer and solidarity to our Chaldean Catholic brothers and sisters in Iraq, in America and throughout the world.